GBP: more stimulus

GBP: more stimulus

The stimulus

GBP/USD has risen from 1.2940 to above 1.3000 in a strong bullish spike just now. That’s because the Bank of England expanded the quantitative easing beyond expectations. Specifically, the bong-buying program is increased by 150 billion pounds. The committee unanimously voted in favor of this measure with the strategic objective to keep the interest rate at 0.1%. The process of buying itself will take one year starting in January.

For the GBP, that’s definitely good news as the entire country is now in a partial lockdown, Brexit is moving slow, and the British economy is in an obvious slump.

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The overview

In the meantime, the GBP keeps moving within a larger sideways channel between 1.2890 and 1.3070. The core of this channel is contained within narrower band 1.2940-1.3000 where 1.3000 is the key level – and the GBP has just stepped over it. Now, you may take the upside of the larger channel of 1.3070 as the primary target for bulls.

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